This is the kind of meal that makes you put on your sweatpants and break out the fine china!
Just add shredded meat, cheese, butter, and salt! Now normally, to save time, I cook my potatoes in the microwave, but due to a series of small explosions, these were cooked in the oven.
This recipe came from Barb at http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/. I used squash, zuchinni, and carrots. Just chop them up, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, poke them in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, and about halfway through cooking, sprinkle with rosemary.
Sorry about the peas, I had devoured about half of them before I remember to take a picture!
Don't forget dessert!
I think my meringue should be more poofy. My meringue is never as poofy as it should be. Maybe its because I get tired of holding the mixer. Anyways, this is another iron skillet recipe from my new cookbook (http://thelifeofafarmerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/iron-skillet-mania.html)
Chocolate Skillet Pie
1 deep (8") pie shell, baked
1 cup sugar
1 rounded tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 heaping tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar
Mix together sugar, flour, and cocoa. Set aside. Slightly beat egg yolks in another mixing bowl and add milk. Melt butter in deep iron skillet, then stir in the sugar, flour, cocoa mixture. Remove from heat and stir in the liquids. Return skillet to heat and cook on medium heat until very thick. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Add vanilla. Pour into baked pie crust. Preheat oven to 325. To make meringue, beat egg whites until stiff in a glass or metal mixing bowl. Beat in sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Spread over pie. Bake until meringue is slightly brown.